Once a prized possession of the ultra-rich and powerful, and a national treasure over which wars have been waged, I give you salt. Thats right, that shaker of white crystals on your kitchen counter has long been regarded as one of the most valuable commodities on earth.
More than 6,000 years ago Greeks, Hebrews, Chinese, Egyptians, Romanians, and other ancient titans of industry ran salt mines and salt works churning out hundreds of tons of this earthly delight every year. Salt was used to season and preserve food, and to add to the pomp-and-circumstance of the most sacred religious rituals.
Of course, too much of a good thing can be bad for you and salt is no different. An excessive intake of dietary salt from cooking or use as a condiment can put you at risk for cardiovascular diseases and strokes. But the sodium in salt is a vital mineral that we all need to help our nerves and muscles function properly. So a moderate amount of this very good thing can make all the difference in your health.
In The Pink
Today, health conscious shoppers have boosted the popularity of pink Himalayan salt. Sweeping across China, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, the majestic Himalayan Mountains supply the world with what is touted by some devotees as the purest salt on the planet. The color of pink Himalayan salt attests to its densely packed mineral and iron content.
Naturally rich in iodine, theres no need for it to be added during processing; and because the crystals are so large, it takes less to season foods. It also contains bromide, sulphate, magnesium, borate, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, and other trace minerals. Because of this mineral-rich content, pink Himalayan salt can help lower blood pressure, improve your circulation, and your overall metabolism. It can increase hydration, balance the levels of acidity and alkalinity in your system, and even help you detox.
This amazing salt of the earth can definitely help keep you in the pink and at the peak of vitality.